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  • Beyer on Trump’s Iran Deal Decertification: “Temper Tantrums Are Not a Substitute for Careful International Diplomacy.”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement following Donald Trump’s announcement that he would decertify Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal: “The President’s decision to decertify Iranian compliance with the JCPOA, with no basis in fact, is shortsighted and foolhardy and will only serve to further destabilize the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula. General Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, the IAEA, and... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Trump’s “Health Care” Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on Donald Trump’s executive order targeting the Affordable Care Act: “Bipartisan opposition sank attempts to yank healthcare coverage from millions, so Donald Trump is now attempting to go around Congress to sabotage the Affordable Care Act through executive order. His action today would allow anemic health plans. These plans will undercut coverage of preexisting conditions, as well as protections of state health insurance markets. Final... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Passage of Puerto Rico Aid
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after voting in favor of final passage of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, which provides increased funding to disaster recovery programs: “I voted for this aid package to send support to Americans hit by natural disasters, but this bill represents the bare minimum that Congress can do to help, particularly with respect to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands,” said Rep. Beyer. “Following ... Read more

  • Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On Trump Administration Proposal To Eliminate Clean Power Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Oversight of the Administration

    Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, issued the following statement today on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposed rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan: “Climate change is one of the gravest threats facing the human race in the 21st century. Scientists have carefully and accurately described the causes of climate change, predicted its consequences, and offered solutions. The Clean Power Plan represents a big step in the directio... Read more

  • Reps. Lieu and Beyer Write Letter Calling For Revocation of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Security Clearances Amid Reports of Unethical Behavior
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Today, Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Don Beyer (D-VA) sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn calling on him to immediately revoke the security clearances of White House officials Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. The appeal comes after multiple reports demonstrating Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner’s brazen disregard for ethics and their apparent intention to skirt good governance rules. Reports showed their flagrant hypocrisy, having used private emails to hide their correspond... Read more

  • Statement on Diplomatic Feud With Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    “The Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw all non-essential personnel from the US embassy in Havana is a reasonable precaution to protect our foreign service officers, but retaliatory expulsion of diplomats is another step towards estrangement and conflict. It does not help identify the method of the mysterious attacks on our staff, or explain who was responsible. We must retain open lines of communication to advance our investigation and find those responsible. Most importantly, we must ... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer, Co-Chair of Jobs with Dignity Task Force, Asks Companies to Share Best Practices Regarding Workers’ Compensation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Jobs with Dignity Task Force, asked six U.S. companies noted for their excellence in workers’ compensation programs to share their best practices to help guide discussion on ways Congress can improve employee benefits for hard-working men and women. “The Jobs With Dignity Task Force is focused on delivering results for the middle class, and an obvious way to do that is encouraging businesses to replicate pro-worker practices which ... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Reps. Price and Deutch, 180+ Representatives Urging President Trump to Uphold Iran Nuclear Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) joined Reps. Price (D-NC) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) in a letter to President Trump signed by more than 180 Members of Congress urging the President to recertify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Announced in July of 2015, the JCPOA is an international agreement negotiated by the “P5+1” (United States, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and Germany), the European Union, and Iran that sought to cut off Iran’s path to nuclear weapons ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Mass Shooting In Las Vegas
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement this morning after the mass shooting in Las Vegas which killed 50 people and injured over 200: “This morning’s news is horrific. Again, and again, and again, people in the United States, going about their daily lives, are subject to gun fire and to potential injury or death. It is unfathomable and unacceptable. Our hearts are with the many, many families whose lives were shattered by this massacre. We have a moral duty to honor their lives with actio... Read more

  • Where I Stand On Gun Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Preventing gun violence has been a major priority since I took office. I participated in the House sit-in to demand solutions to gun violence, and remain outspoken on this issue. Here are my positions on some legislation related to firearms and gun violence: Gun Violence Restraining Orders: Data shows that many acts of gun violence, particularly suicides mass shootings, are committed by people in moments of crisis. I introduced the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act (HR 2598) with Rep. Carbajal ... Read more